Here at Holiday Hypermarket we’re all about helping you save money and find amazing deals for your next holiday. We understand jetting away can be costly, however if you are planning a holiday to Turkey this year, we’re happy to tell you things are about to get a little bit cheaper! At present, those traveling to Turkey on holiday need to apply online for a visa which costs $35, that’s around £27. Turkey are set to waiver these rules from next month which for a family of four, could mean a saving of over £100!
Turkey to abolish current visa rules for UK tourists
From 2 March 2020, British nationals travelling for tourism or business purposes will no longer need a visa to enter Turkey for visits of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. This information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.
In a statement, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, “As of 2 March 2020, Turkey has decided to exempt visa requirements for the members of the European Union Schengen area, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland as well as the United Kingdom citizens for touristic travels to Turkey for every 90 days within 180 day period. “This step aims at increasing our tourism potential with these countries as well as further developing our trade, economical and cultural relations.” (Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2020)
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Holiday Hypermarket helped almost 5000 holidaymakers travel to Turkey in 2019, so this news is very much welcomed by our team! Turkey continues to be a popular choice with Holiday Hypermarket customers and this change of visa ruling means customers can keep some extra money in their pockets, on top of already securing an amazing deal with one of our cheap holidays to Turkey!
Please note: If you are travelling before 2 March 2020, you will still need a visa.
Will there be any change to passport rules?
The Turkish government continue to advise holidaymakers ensure their passports are valid for at least six months from the date you enter Turkey and that there is a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. If you require more information about the requirements for entry into Turkey, you can visit the the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for further details.
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